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BACH, J.S.: Orchestral Transcriptions by Respighi and Elgar (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

BACH, J.S.: Orchestral Transcriptions by Respighi and Elgar (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

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release date: March 2012


Artists:

Seattle Symphony Orchestra


Schwarz, Gerard


Gerard Schwarz

Conductor

Gerard Schwarz

Soloist

Ilkka Talvi

Soloist

Venue:

Seattle Center Opera House, USA



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 57:20
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OTTORINO RESPIGHI

 

Bach - 3 chorales, P. 167

 
1 No. 1. Lento assai (after J.S. Bach's Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659) 5:39
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
2 No. 2. Andante con moto e scherzando (after J.S. Bach's Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV 648) 0:53
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
3 No. 3. Andante (after J.S. Bach's Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645) 5:12
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
 

Bach - Violin Sonata in E minor, P. 85 (after J.S. Bach's BWV 1023)

 
4 I. Allegro 1:08
 Ilkka Talvi Soloist
     
5 II. Adagio, ma non tanto 3:15
 Ilkka Talvi Soloist
     
6 III. Allemanda: Allegro moderato 3:23
 Ilkka Talvi Soloist
     
7 IV. Giga: Vivace assai 2:47
 Gerard Schwarz Soloist
     
 

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in D major, P. 158 (after J.S. Bach's BWV 532)

 
8 Prelude: Allegro - Meno mosso - Alla breve [Allegro] - Adagio - 4:28
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
9 Fugue: Allegro 5:46
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
10 

Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, P. 159 (after J.S. Bach's BWV 582)

15:09
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
 

EDWARD ELGAR

 

Bach - Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after J.S. Bach's BWV 537)

 
11 Fantasia 5:53
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
     
12 Fugue 3:47
 Gerard Schwarz Conductor
 Schwarz, Gerard


Respighi had always been committed to the art of transcription, arranging Bach’s Violin Sonata in E minor in 1908–09 with acute perception. This was followed during 1929 and 1930 by even greater and more resplendent Bach settings. The powerful sense of orchestral colour acquired during his training under Rimsky-Korsakov is heard to bold yet subtle effect in the Three Chorale Preludes. The Prelude and Fugue in D major is even more gloriously lavish, drawing on the full resources of the modern symphony orchestra, as does the brilliantly realised Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Edward Elgar’s transcription is a work of sustained grandeur and rich musical intensity.

This is another in Naxos’ series of reissues of discs that originally appeared on the Delos label. It goes way back to 1990 but sounds very well nonetheless, and the performances from the typically reliable Gerard Schwarz are exuberant, highly successful in parsing out the strands of Bach’s complex polyphony as transferred to the orchestra. Recommended—especially to those who think Bach in transcription for modern orchestra should take only the hyphenated form of Bach-Stokowski.  ****
 
Lee Passarella - Audiophile Audition - August 2012

"...the orchestra plays well and the sound is good..."

Donald R Vroon - American Record Guide - July/August 2012


                                 Artistic Quality 9     Sound Quality 9

"This exciting disc makes a very welcome return to the catalog on Naxos. In the Sonata BWV 1023, Ilkka Talvi proves a sensitive and musicianly soloist as well. However, the real treat is Elgar’s arrangement of the Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537. It’s insane. In the fugue, next to Elgar’s tambourine, glockenspiel, harp glissandos, and looney trumpet licks, Stokowski’s Bach might as well be the work of a period-instrument specialist. It’s wonderful, and Gerard Schwarz gets his players to blast their way through the piece with total conviction. Buy it and love it."

David Hurwitz - ClassicsToday.com - April 2012


"...Some fabulous, exciting playing in wide-ranging sound – buy it."

John Whitmore - MusicWeb-International.com - 22 May 2012




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